Sunday, May 30, 2010

Where Was I?

Yikes.  It's been awhile.  Got back from the arduous journey of packing up favorite daughter from college in St. Louis and driving back.  We hit that dreadful rain in Nashville at the height of Friday evening rush hour.  It took us 2 and a half hours to get through the city.  Next day, with absolutely no help from Gloria(!) we visited Lavender and Lime Quilt Shop in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Not much sewing going on since getting back to Florida.  I did get this quilted by a local longarm quilter and she did a fantastic job.  I used the yellow dotted fabric from the Hunky Dory line for the binding.  It's on the way to Ohio for my niece's High School Graduation, where I'll be headed on Wednesday.
 I got this made this morning, Block 7 of the Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along that Konda is doing, Fig and Plum with some green from Authentic. 
And lastly,

it was Sewer's Choice this month for the Year of Schnibbles.  I chose the Ballet Slippers Schnibbles and used two Aster Manor Charm Packs. 
I would have liked to use the pink in the Aster Manor line but thought I'd use a  gold stripe from my stash (rather than violate my "fabric diet") for the sashing.   I actually made the top in an afternoon before I left for St. Louis. I cannot believe how quickly it went together, highly recommended!  
A closeup of my favorite block.  I hadn't realized how pretty this line is before making this top.  Don't you just love the paisley?  It adds an air of understated sophistication. 
Thanks for visiting!


Jayne Honnold said...

Wave to me while you are in Ohio - I live here about an hour south of Columbus. Do you mind my asking what college you're neice will graduate from?

I love your quilt, and your schnibbles. Just suits my tastes to a "T."

Safe journey!

Jayne Honnold said...

Me again, Jayne, from the first comment...Well, I see it's a high school graduation, not a college graduation, but I am still curious as to where you will be going.

Anne at Film and Thread said...

You must be loving having your daughter home from college! You did have a rough weather weekend, though, for travel.

Your quilt projects are all beautiful! The paisley is pretty and you just don't see it used that much, but it is very effective.

Carol said...

Your quilt is just wonderful and I'm crazy about your Schnibble! LOVE it!